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week. after several hours of spillage yesterday, the fountn appears to be working properly. two men were hit and killed while crossing the street in montgomery county. this morning police suspect drunk driving. today is the final day of metro closures. we're live with what you need to know to avoid delays. plus, washington wins in overtime. we'll tell you how they pulled it off. it was another big win. good morning. it's 5:00 in the nation's capital. >> welcome to news 4 for this monday, october 11th, 2010. let's take a live look outside. 63 degrees. i see stars out there. clear skies. very beautiful weekend. want to know if it's gng to continue. tom, good morning to you. >> columbus day. holiday for many. we have great weather for outdoor recreation and fun on this columbus day.
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if you're lucky enough to have the day off, congratulations. mid-60s near chesapeake bay. and in montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's, near 60. no tral problems weatherwise. in the 50s throughout much of virginia and the mountains this morning as the next few hours are under way here. but later in the morningt will warming up there. a chilly 48 in north central west virginia. over the last 12 hours we have had a few clouds coming through. had one showe go through north central maryland. it's long gone. it will feel like summertime. low to mid-80s. lots of sun. partly cloudy. highs, upper 70s. cooler weatheand rain likely on thursday. let's check trafc for columbus day. how is it looking, jerry? >> tom, looking pretty fine as we check out traffic along i-270 near 109 both northbound and southbound
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moving along very nicely. no early hangups because of this federal holiday. appears to be just a tad lighter th normal. but not everybody gets the day off. drive from the west looks pretty good. the ramp from 234 business to go on to 66 west ramp closed for a while. that has cleared up. just a render, prince george's county remains closed. accident investigation continues. police tell us could be closed until 6:45 this morning. detours are set up. pat, eun. >> thank you jerry. if you do have to go to work today or if you plan on heading into the city for the columbus day holiday, you will have delays to deal with. two metro stations are closed for track work. several stations will have reduced throughout the day. mcpherson and ferrogate closed for track work.
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no blue or orange lines at the metro center station. bus service will be provided to help commuters. riders can also expect delays on the red and yellow lines. expect 30 minutes to your trip if you are traveling between twinbrook and shadybrook. and huntington for landscaping repairs. add 30 minutes if you're traveling to those places. service will resume 5:00 tomorrow morning. and if you plan on using metrobus as an alternate you may need to find another way around town. 27 routes in maryland and virginia that usually operate weekdays will not be in service due to the columbus day holiday. other routes will be operating on enhanced saturday schedule. get used to the reduced bus service. changes will be in effect for veterans day, martin luther king jr. day and the day after
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thksgiving, presidents' day. two men hit while they were trying to cross the street in maryland. it happened 3:00 sunday morning. police say adam hosinski and rory weichbrod were killed. roman got out of the car and checked on the victims. >> be careful. watch yourself. some of the cars don't even stop. you have to really run. they're coming across and zoom right on by. >> hosinski and weichbrod were the 10th and 11th people to be lled in pedestrian accidents this montgomery county this
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year. so far all but one have been blamed on pedestrian erro a story we first brought you last week. a police academy instructor accused in a cheating scandal has been moved out of his teaching job and in a different unit. he was transferred to the sex offender registration unit. the teacher who denies any wrongdoing recorded perfect scores for students because he was too lazy to write down their grades. hilton says there are no signs that the students cheated. police in new york are still looking fora ninth suspect in what's being called some of the worst beatings in recent memory. as members of a gang savagely beat and tortured three gay men. eight members of the latin king goonies have been arrested and arraigned on gang assault, xual abuse and unlawful imprisonment, all as hate crimes. they raped and sodnlyized three gay men outside an
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apartment building. it started after one gang member suspected one of their new recruits was gay. state and local leaders spoke out against the crime saying there no place in ts country for such hate. >> you are attacking our new york city societ you are attacking the right to be an american. >> think of what you are robbed off if you can't walk down the street without fear of the fact thathe way god made you is going to move someone else to violence. >> mayor michael bloomberg said anyone who is caught of hate crime will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. new york gubernatorial candidate paladino is under fire this morning after making some controversial comments regarding gay marriage. he met with jewish leaders and stressed his opposition to same-sex union.
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but the nservative businessman from buffalo went even further and said he doesn't consid homosexuality a valid option for children. >> don't misquote me as wanting to hurt homosexual people in any way. that would be a lie. my approach is live and let li. i just think my children and your children will be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family. and i don't want them to be brainwashed into thinking homosexuality is a equally valid or successful tion. >> paladino will be a guest on the "today" show right here on nbc 4 at 7:00. the two candidates battling it out in a rematch of the maryland gubernatorial race. martin o'malley and former governor bob ehrlich will face off at a baltimore television station.
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both camps hope they will sway undecided voters in their favor. ♪ >> well, you can call them the cardiac kids. washington redskins eked out another victor against the green bay packers. the sks entered the fourth quarter down by 10. donovan mcnabb brings the team back with a touchdown pass to anthony armstrong. beautiful catch. 48 yard touchdown. all mike shanahan can say is wow. and gram ganeaut, first game winner. after the game, coach shanahan said all that matters is the "w." >> unless you have a lot of character on your team you don't win games like that, too many mistakes especially early. as i told our football team, veryroud the way they handled themselves, kept on fighting. no finger pointing at any point in the game.
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you could tell they were all going the same direction. really felt great about findg a way to win. >> next up, a date with peyton manning and the indianapolis colts on sunday night football. well, today is columbus day, of course. federal workers are enjoying a day off and some are other services around the area. the post office and libraries are closed for the day. some local banks are open. you should check your individual anch. but the stock market is open so you can trade until your heart's content. time now is 5:09. and it is 68 degrees in the nation's capital? >> 63 degrees. >> there's a bug there. >> i know. e hollywood comes to washington to film transformers 3. the areas you may want to avoid. >>these bugs are causing a stink as they invade the washington region. plus, weather and traffic on
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the ones when we come back. stay with us.
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time for weather and traffic. good morning. i'm meteorologist tom kierein. off to a cool start under a mostly clear sky. we have temperatures in the low to mid-60s in the immediat metro area and near the bay. farther west, southwest, in the
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50s. mountains, 40s. 70s in the mountains, lots of sun. great columbus day. tomorrow, partly sunny to mostly cloudy at times and cooler with highs in the 70s. small chance of a shower. a greater chance on thursday. look at friday and the weekend. how is the traffic now, jerry? >> heading into tn or out of town, very light. there had been one accident at the brentwood parkway. inbound should not be afcted. let's head out and see how we're doing elsewhere. picking up a little volume. that's about it. american legion bridge. tysons corner, around the bend, moving along nicely. river road, toward i-66 interchange looking good. had overnight road work despe this being a federal holiday, capital, near i-66nd parts of i-66 near the beltway, by the way, no h.o.v. restrictions because of the holiday. eun. >> thanks, jerry. 5:13 your time.
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time now 5:15 in washington. in the mornins top stories, two silver spring men are dead after being hit by a car while trying to cross the street. adam hosinski and rory welcome broad were killed when trying to cross the street. police believe alcohol may have been a part. if you commute by metro, expect delays this morning. the ferrogate west and mcpherson. no blue or orange line at metro service. the two candidates battling it out in a rematch of the maryland gubernatori race. martin o'malley and former governor bob ehrlich will face off at a baltimore television station.
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meanwhil the whose is questiong who is spending money to influence your vote. many ads you see on tv lately are not from democrats or republicans. some groups refuse to say where advertising dollars are coming from. >> why not disclose where this money is coming from and all these questions will be answered. >> translator: president's campaign stops including delaware, boston, even mtv. fist lady michelle obama is expected to attend democratic events next week in connecticut and colorado. a final report is due in the next few weeks that will show what's likely causing cracks in the vietnam war memorial.
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geophysicisthave been documenting imperfections in the wall since the 1980s. that's wn it showed frtures barely visible to the naked eye. so far consultants say the current wall should hold up for several more decades. > do you smell that? thaerchlt stin bugs are still hanging around even though fall has arrived. stink bugs are hard to get rid of because they have no natura predators. experts say the bugs release an odor not only when you kill them but when you're about to kill them. chances are you have seen them in your office, on yourar or trying to get into your house. >> one flew right at my daughter mouth. she was able to it it out quickly. she recovered really well. >> bug experts say part of the reason the stink bug problem is so bad is because of the weather. usually they're gone by october, but it's been so warm this year they think it's still spring. the transformers are robots in disguise. we'll tell you about them in just a minute.
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are we going to go to traffic d weather? no. we'll tell you about the robots. they are robots in disise but there will be no disguising the traffic snarl by the movie being filmed. d.c. will see roads closed starting tomorrow. news 4's men mcgrath is live with more on which roads will be closed for the filming of the more. >> reporter: the evil decepticons for transformers 3. star gazers keeping their eyes wide open, hoping to catch some of the members of the cast in our area. but if you are going to be traveling through the area or if you're tryg to get back and forth to arlington tonight, you're goi to encounter some problems in terms of road closures. we also have extensive parking
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restrictions that are taking plac in the d.c. area. this is a movie shot here over the next several days. now, here in arlington we are going to see road closures along columbia pike. they will film from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. tonight. all lanes at times will be closed completely as rird for the shooting. keep that in mind. if you generally travel by the air force memorial, that's the section we're talking about, around joyce street down to w h washington boulevard. we have extensive parking restrictions that are taking part today. the section near the white house. so from 21st to 10th street. new york avenue down to constitution avenue. parking restrictions there. it will be very tight if you normally park in that area. we will see parkingrestrictions down around the national mall as they get equipment in place from
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institution to maryland avenue. 7th street to 3rd street. really no parking in that area today. they will start doing their actual filming and closing roads down as well in d.c. starting on tuesy. but today in the district, just parking restrictions. in arlington, they're going to start their filming later on tonight. you're going to start to see the lane closures and the road closures starting at 5:00 this evening. now, we don't know what scenes they're shooting or what i who is going to be here. we'll have to keep our eyes open. right now everything is quiet. >> all right. we'll be watching for b names and faces. thanks, megan. it's exciting until it snarls traffic. oh, cool, a movie se until someone gets stuck behind a closure. hey, today, good weather for the shoot there downtown as the lighting will be good and the temperatures will be comfortable. right now off to a milder start
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around the bay and in washington. suburbs now near 60. rural areas in the 50s. mountains, in the 40s. feeling like summer for a time in the midafternoon hours. mid-80s with lots of sun and low humidity. morning lows near 60. afternoon highs in the 70s. a weak front does drift through. on wednesday, partly sunny, upper 60s. then on thursday, rain and cooler with highs in the low six. dry out on friday. blustery with highs in the 60s. jerry, good morning. how is the traffic? >> tom, good morning. off we go interstate 66 insi the beltway, headed out for gleeb road. overnight road work westbound. eastbound you should nd your lanes open. elsewhere along 395. very light volume and traffic. as you leave the beltwaynto town, no h.o.v. rtrictions. 95, 66, toll road because of the
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holiday. pat, eun. >> thanks, jerry. our time is 5:22. coming up, a fountain is overflowing into the district. goog test drives a ♪
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at dupont circle sent water down the sidewalk. a national park service spokesman said dupont circle has plumbing problems. people visiting the fountain said this isn't the first time they have had to jump over puddles there. >> it's like an ocean of water on the road. like what is up with the water on the road? >> it's a little bit obnoxus because there are parts where it'sdeeper than others and you don't notice and your foot is all wet. >> dupont cirle fountain has overflowed twice in the last week. after several hours of spillage yesterday, fountain appears t be working properly. googleonfirms it is testing a self-driving car and it has already gone 140,000 miles on the streets and highways. for now the self-driving vehicle has a backup driver to monitor
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things and make sure nothing goes wrong. it has a rotating sensor that scans in all direction and makes a map of the car's surrounding. other internal gadgets helps to recognize obstaes. word if or when this car listen available to the public. certainly sounds interesting. >> yeah. >> i'm not sure i would want to be on the road with one, though. 5:27 is the time. president obama will hit the road again and he'll be rallying for democrats ahead of the midterm elections. washington redskins win big against the packers. synctaxes 60 percent.roperty
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two men were hit and killed while crossing the strt in montgomery county. police suspect drunk driving. this is the final day of metro closures. we'll show you what you need to know to avoid delays overtime victory on the football field. how the skins pulled off another big win. good morning. i'm eun yang. welcome news 4 this week on this monday, october 1 # 1st, 2010. and here's a look out over washington. it's columbus day, as we said. how you might want to spend the holiday if the weather will coopere. >> and if you're lucky enough to
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have t day off, enjoy. the weather will be cooperating. feeling a little bit like summertime. right now off to a cool start, though. 65 in washington. mid-60s near the bay and eastern shore. article ton, fairfax, montgomery, near 60 on this monday orning. many students have school today as many federal workers have the day off. enjoy. temperatures elsewhere in the 50s. 40s in e mountains of western maryland, west virginia. soaring today to the mid-80s by midafternoon. lots of sun and low humidity. a northwesterly breeze will cool things down. small chance of a shower. highs upper 60s. the storm system coming through with rain liky. >> tom, off we go. a little sampling around the area. very light volume. interstate 66 in fair oaks. typicallyhis time of the
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morning it's starting to load up. not the case. no h.o.v. restrictions. 95, 395, or the dulles toll road. let's see what's happening elsewhere. here's the outer look. around silver spring looking good. inner loop on i-95 also doing well. we have the track work continng. vre and mark no service because of the federal holiday. eun. >> jerrythank you. decision 2010. president obama is hitting the road to campaign for democrats. meantime, the white hse is questioning who is spending big money to influence your vote. nbc's tracie pot has his message to voters. >> reporter: ad wars. the big questions this morning, who is behind them and who is paying r them?
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>> harryeid says no one can do more than he can. really, harry? >> reporter: dozens of new political ads are popping up on tv screens across america, many of them not from democrats or republicans. the white house claims they're coming from special interest fueled by foreigmoney. >> don't let them hijack your agenda. the american people deserve to know who is trying to sway their elections. >> reporter: some groups refuse to sayhere advertising dollars are coming from. >> why not disclose where this money coming from and all these questions will be answered. >> reporter: foreign money is influencing our elections. republicans say democrats desperate to win are trying to scare voters. >> we didn't hear others complaining how much was undisclosed. >> reporter: today he heads to florida.
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with just weeks to go, who wins may be determined by who votes. >> the republicans are champing at the bit to get to the polls. >> reporter: the question, how many democrats will join them? miami, d., delaware, boston, even mtv all on president obama's get out the vote campaign this week reporting live from capitol hill tracie potts, news 4 today. before president obama heads to florida he will host special guests at the white house today. students in the documentary "waiting for superman "get to wait at the oval office. this morning we are waiting to find out if charges will be filed against a driver who hit and killed two men overhe weekend in rkville. the deadly accident happened 3:00 sunday morning as they were crossing rockville pike. adam hosinski d rory weichbrod
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were on their way to a friend's house when the driver hit them. he got bac in his car and tried to drive off. at that point a witness to this collision contacted him, advised him he needed to return to the scene. the driver did walk back to the scene. there, officers realized he may have alcohol in his system. >> police identified the driver at 5-year-old alejandro roman of rockville. he was taken into custody but later released. a computer alert this morning for those of you planning to use metro. whetheyou're headed to work or just into the city to enjoy the holiday, you'll have delays to deal with. two metro stations to closed for track work and several will have reduced service today. mcpherson and ferrogate is closed.
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no blue or orange lines at the metro center station. bus service will be provided to help commuters. a memorial service will take place tomorrow for the half brother of redskins brother albert haynesworth. the defensive tackle missed suay's game to be with his family in tennessee. a memorial motorcycle accident honored lance mccoy in nashville. he was killed last thursday night when his bike hit a car. he was speeding when he collided with a car that pulled out of a parking lot. tomoow's memorial service will be in hartsville, south carolina. you can call them the cardiac kids. washington entered the fourth quarter wn by ten. donovan mcnabb brought the team back with a touchdown pass to anthony armstrong. the first touchdown catch of his career. down by three after a washington field goal, the packers had a chance to win it at the end of the game but crosby shanks it off the post. all mi shanahan could say was
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wow. and ganeaut played the hero, nailing the 33 yard field goal to send the washington faithful home very happy. after the game, coach shanahan sa all that matters is the win. >> unless you have a lot of character on your team you don't win games like that, too many mistakes especially early. as i told our football team, very proud the way they handled themselves, kept on fighting. no finger pointing at any point in the gam you could tell they were all going the same direction. rely felt great about finding a way to win. next up, a date with peyton manning and the indianapolis colts on sunday night football. happy monday morning. 5:37 is our time. coming up, hollywood is coming to our area and tat could make it hard to get around town. we'll tell you why. plus, good news from chile. crews are putting finishing
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i'm meteorologist tom kierein. good morning. for this columbus day holiday, many of you have the day off. congratulations. those heading off to work and school don't have any trouble weatherwise. off to a cooler start in the rural areas. 50s to near 60 there. mountainout of western maryland, west virginia, tidewater virginia, eastern virginia, mid-60s. it will fl like summertime by early to midafternoon in the low and mid-80s by then. not a lot of hidity but a lot of sun. tomorrow, partly clou. weak front coming through shifting winds into the northwest bringing cooler weather and a small chance of a shower. much cooler wednesday. rain likely tursday and much cooler. into the weekend, a look at that in ten minutes. >> tom, nice and quiet. south of town from the virginia side of the wilson bridge near north washington street, the outer loop looking good. ox hill across the brie, all the way to springfield moving
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along nicely. authorities still dealing with an accident in the overnight hours, closing down a stretch of route one, east-west highway. the investigation continues. could be another hour before the roadways is completely reopened. they tell ushey have detours set up. wilson bridge is okay. springfield to 66. looking od. top side of the beltway college park to silver spring. ladies? >> it's too early, jerry, but you never know. >> you never know. >> 5:42. still ahead, what's stopping traffic around the national mall and chill. and in chile, who will be the first out among the trapped miners. the rescue could take place this week. bad news for 3q
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5:44 is your time. here's this morning's t stories. two silver spring men are dead after struck by a car while trying to cross the street. it happened 3:00 sunday morning. police say adam hosinski and rory weichbrod were killed. roman got out of the car and checked on the victims. if you commute by metro, expect delays this morning. the ferrogate west and mcpherson. no blue or orange line at metro service. service set to resume 5:00 tomorrow morning. today, hamid karzai started peace talks with the taliban. he made that announcement to cnn larry king in an interview. karzai said the talks have been unofficial on&on a personal level. afghanistan recently created a 70-member peace council with
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insurgent groups. police in new york are still looking for a ninth suspect in what's being calledome of the worst beatings in recent history. gang members savagely beat and tortured thr gay men. eight members of the latin king goonies have been arreed and arraigned on gang assault, sexual abuse and unlawful imprisonment, all as hate crimes. they tortured and raped three gay men outside an apartmen building. it started after one gang member suspected one of their new recruits was gay. state and local leaders spoke out against the crime saying there is no place in this country for such hate. >> you are attacking our new york city society. you are attackinthe right to be an american. >> think of what you are robbed off if you can't walk down the street without fear of the fact that the way god made you going to move someone else to
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violence. >> mayor michael bloomberg said anyone who is caught of a hate crime wille prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. new york gubnatorial candidate paladino is undefire this morning after making some controversial comments regarding gay marriage. he met with the state's jewish leaders and stressed his opposition to same-sex union. but the conservative businessman from buffalo went even further and said he doesn't consider homosexuality valid option for children. >> don't misquote me as wanting to hurt homosexual people in any way. that would be a lie. my approach is live and let live. i st think my children and your children will be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family. and i don't want them to be brainwashed into thinking homosexuality is a equally valid or successful option. >> the democratic candidate for
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governor andrew cuomo his comments have a glaring disrault for equality. paladino will be a guest on the "today" show here on nbc 4 starting at 7:00. the two candidates battling it out in a rematch of the maryland gubernatoal race. governor martin o'malley and former governor bob ehrlich will face off at a baltimore television station. both camps hope they will sway undecided voters in their favor. 33 trapped miners in chile are apparently so excited about their rescue they are fighting over who will be first to be rescued. a drill finally reached them safely on saturday. crews are in the process of putting the final touches on the escape shaft. a steel sleeve is being placed on the top 300 feet of the
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shaft. engineers say the rest of the hole is stle enough to support the rescue. crews are performing mock rescues until wednesday when they plan on pulling the first miner out. the mining minister said it will take two days on bring all three to the surface once rescue operations begin. hollywood comes to washington to film transformers 3. columbia pike closed from south joyce to washington boulevard today 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 tonight. megan mcgrath is live in arlington with more on which roads will be closed for the filming. good morning, megan. reporter: good morning. star gazers and movie buffs excited. trying to get around. perhaps not so much. ey'll be shooting scenes from transformers 3 in our area starting today.
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that's going to mean some rd closures as well as parking restrictions the next couple days. they will filming a scene here in the arlington area along columbia pike. that will take place later on tonight. they might start moving equipment in later this morning. that will mean road closures. specifically, columb pike will be shut down along joyce and washington boulevard. the right westbound lane from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. in all directions periodically for the vie. keep in mind if you travel throug arlington, we're talking about the area by the air force memorial. you could have tiups beginning later on this afternoon. parking restrictions in washington, d.c. the area around the white house specifically in the downtown ar from 21st to 10th street
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northwest and new york avenue to constitution avenue. no parking really. not much available today because they're going to have to start moving their equipment into that section to get ready for filming later on. also along the national ml they're going to be doing filming. constitution to maryland avenue and from 7th to 3rd streets we'll see parking restrictions starting today. they're going to start their filming and we'll start to see road closures tomorrow and wednesday in that area. so pretty high profile places. a lot of folks, of course, travel through that area. parking is going to be very, very tight starting today. of course we'll see those road restrictions and closures as well. so that will snarl things. for the star gazers they're just keeping their eyes open, hoping to catch a glimpse of hollywood here. for commuters, could be a rough couple days. back to you. >> all right. thanks, megan. and the movie crew came at the perfect time. >> perfect weather for your closeups today. >> oh, yeah.
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cloud scenes. there's the video of our national monument. there is the jefferson memorial there. off to the left, off the screen there is the washington monument. mostly clear sky this morning. temperature, 65 in washington. a comfortable start to this day. we'll have light southerly breeze and southwesterly wind warming things up. 50s in the suburbs and the rural areas. mountains, 40s. mid-60s on the eastern shore. and we've had just one litt shower come through north central maryland. that's dissated. lots of sunshine for this columbus day. enjoy. mid-afternoon, mid-80s. back into the 70s by 6:00. then later tonight it will be down int the 50s to near 60 by dawn tomorrow. tomorrow, slight chance of a shower. highs in the 70s. cooler thursday.
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highs in the 60s. showers likely on thursday. friday, sarday, sundaye should dry out. more sun for next weekend and feeling like autumn. how is the traffic? >> feeling like the middle of summer on the roads this morning. lighter than normal conditions. not light, light, light. few folks are out and about. not everybody has the day off. i-270 toward 118 in germantown. sporadic stretches of moderate traffic. let's see how we're doing at the key bridge. roslyn, georgetown, moving along nicely. also the g.w. parkway incident free. we have continuing track work that will contin until tomorrow morning. metrorange and blue lines. because of the columbus holiday, vre and mark, no service. pat? >> all right. thanks, jerry. you may have noticed you're paying slightly more at the pump these days. lumberg shows gas has climbed 8 cents the last two weeks.
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analysts base this on a weak u.s. dollar and rising crude oil prices. it jumped 9 cents in the region the last week to $2.76 a gallon. you rely on social security benefits, some disappointing news for you this morning. the government is expected to announce later this week that the $58 million -- 58 million, rather, social security recipients will not get an increase next year. it marks the second straight year without an increase since adjustments for inflation were adopted in 1975. the average benefit is about $1,070 a month. a new tech toyed will be unveiled today. the new windows 7 phone. the highly anticipated phone will be unveiled at 9:30 in new york. in the pt microsoft phones have been overshadowed by iphone, android and blackberry. it will connect users to their social networking sites in a whole new way. it's not expected to be
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available until early next month. in news for your health th morning, it is no secret too much time in front of the tv or computer is not a good thing for kids. now there is a twist that may have parents scramble to go change their kids placement habits. erica edwards reports. >> reporter: to make up for too much of this, parents tend to make sure their kids get plenty of that. a healthy balance between screen time and play time has been a good time until now. >> you can't make up for the number of hours by making sure your kid is physically active. >> reporter: a new study shows kids who spendore than two hours a day on the computer or tching tv tend to have more psychological problems. regarding of how physically active they are otherwise. so even ifhey were doing more sedentary activities like reading or homework, they scored better on mental health tests. child psychologists suggest
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aggressive content on the internet may be part of the problem. >> also, gting into these addictive type of behaviors on the internet so that they really can't pull themselves away. >> reporter: the study does not prove increased screen time leads to psychological problem in kids. in fact, it may be the other way around. >> we don't know if watching on the computer or watching tv is causing kids to have these problems or if the kids who have problems are drawn to hanging out and watching tv or being on the computer. >> reporter: experts recommend making sure ds's brains are otherwise engaged. erica edwards, nbc news. t susan g. komen three-day race fort cure has officially finished up but not before raising millions of dollars 30-day 60-mile journey. it started at nats stadium,
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germantown and ended at the washington monument. this year's race raised 5 hin $3 million. you may need to find another way around town. 27 routes in maryland and virginia that usually operate on weekdays will not be in service due to the columbus day holiday. other routes will be operating on enhanced saturday schedule. get used to the reduced bus service. changes will be in effect for other holidays, including veterans day, martin luther king jr. day and the day after thanksgiving, presidents' day. antoday is columbus day. federal workers are enjoying a day off, an so are other services around the area. the post office and libraries both closed for the day. local banks are open. you willave to check your individual branch. and the stock market is open so you can trade until your heart's content today. still ahead, the possible future of commuting is already being tested. who has created a car that does
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not need a driver? we'll tell you. plus, hear from one of the unlikely heroes in the redskins come-from-behind win.
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